From Henry Hugh Fergusson
ALS: American Philosophical Society
[December 26?, 177610]
An Express arrived last night to Lord Stormont with an account of a defeat of the americans, the English said to have lost 200 men, to have taken 74 pieces of Cannon and at the time the news came off a party of the Americans consisting of 1400 said to be surrounded in fort Washington.
The affair said to have happened the 24 octor.
Addressed: Doctor Franklin
10. On Dec. 20 Lord Weymouth sent Stormont the news that the Americans had abandoned their lines at Kings Bridge; on Dec. 25 the Ambassador acknowledged the letter: Stevens, Facsimiles, XIV, nos. 1398, 1401. Although Weymouth did not mention Fort Washington, the arrival of his dispatch must have precipitated this note.